• 1916 Swedish m/41 Sniper Rifle c/w AGA 3x65 m/44 Scope

    1916 Swedish m/41 Sniper Rifle
    c/w AGA 3x65 m/44 Scope
    (Mfg by Carl Gustafs Stads Gevarsfaktori)


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    Caliber: ....................... 6.5 x 55mm .... Swedish Service Ammunition (click here)
    Rifling & Twist: ............. 4 Grooves, Right Hand Twist, 1 in 7.5"
    Muzzle Velocity: ........... 2592 fps (790 m/s)
    Barrel Length: .............. 29.1 in (739mm)
    Overall Length: ............ 49.6 in. (1260mm) without bayonet
    Weight: ....................... 9 lb (4.1Kg) empty without bayonet & sling
    Magazine Capacity: ...... 5 round integral box
    Scope: ......................... AGA 3x65 m/44
    Qty Mfg: ...................... 5,300 m/41's built with Ajack 4x90, AGA42 and AGA44 scopes between 1941 and 1944

    Source: ....................... Crown Jewels - The Mauser in Sweden by Dana Jones - ISBN: 0-88935-283-6

    Canadian Market Value Estimate: $



    1916 Swedish m/41 Sniper Rifle

    (110 picture virtual tour)

    Observations:
    Extracted from the The Swedish Mauser Rifles by Steve Kehaya and Joe Poyer (click here)

    First model produced in early WW2 at Swedish arsenal using select M96 rifles and German Ajack 4x90 scopes with German style short siderail mount.

    The exact designation applied by the Swedish military to the original sniper rifle equipped with the AJACK, AGA 42 or AGA 44 scopes was "m/41." These were standard m/96 rifles manufactured by Carl Gustaf or Mauser and selected for their accuracy. A telescopic sight mount and base were manufactured by the German firm of Jackenroll and bolted and pinned to the left side of the receiver. Standard European rings were used to mount the telescope.

    Beginning in 1955, three important modifications were made to the sniper rifle which was then redesignated the m/41B: 1) AJACK scopes were substituted for the AGA 42 and AGA 44, 2) a set screw mount stop was attached to the base to prevent the mount from moving forward under recoil, 3) the bolts were blued and 4) a new rear sight was installed for use in those instances when the telescopic sight was damaged. It was designated the "SM-Sikte m/55." When first issued in 1941-42, six m/41 sniper rifles were issued per company of infantry.



    Collector's Comments and Feedback:

    1. The rifle pictured in the photo montage is Rifle #394 assigned to the 21st Infantry (Kalmar Regiment from Military District #2 - Linköping) (Feedback by "Badger")


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1916 Swedish m/41 Sniper Rifle c/w AGA 3x65 m/44 Scope started by Badger View original post
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    1. martysullivan's Avatar
      Thanks for your great posts, Badger. I have just modified an accumount base for my M41 sn 225595 1908. Took some work by a local machinery shop to get it to match the the 37.5 mm screw spacing (accumount drills their mount at 48mm) and to notch the site to fit the existing stock. Will post the pics when I get it back from the guinsmith after he laser sights it in. Still looking for a good scope but have mounted a cheap 4x32 to set the mount and do some trial shooting.
      Marty Sullivan
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